Government Increases Terror Alert to 'High Risk'

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The U.S. government raises the national terror alert from yellow to orange, signaling a "high risk" of attack. New FBI intelligence suggests al Qaeda may target the United States or U.S. interests overseas. The move follows recent terrorist bombings in Saudi Arabia and Morocco. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.



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